Malcolm Jefferson's promising novice chaser was beaten half a length by the more experienced Wotzizname when tackling three miles for the first time.
He had made a winning debut over fences over two miles and three furlongs earlier this month at Doncaster.
Jefferson's daughter, Ruth, said: "He settled well and he jumped OK.
"He's a novice and was still a bit novicey. A mistake at the last probably cost us, I don't know, but he ran to the line.
"There were a few things to take out that were good. Long term, we will have to have a good think about it.
"We've given him enough chances at two (miles) and we thought a bit further would help."
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